Here's What All Your Disney Channel Crushes Look Like Now


Aly Michalka from Phil of the Future

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Aly played Keely, Phil’s best friend, girlfriend, and secret keeper. Aly’s still acting, and she’s also still one half of Aly & Aj, who made a comeback last year.


Brenda Song from The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

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Brenda played London Tipton, a ditzier parody of Paris Hilton. She’s still acting, and you’ll see her in Seth Green’s new comedy Changeland, that’ll be released this year.


Dylan Sprouse from The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

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One half of one of Disney’s most iconic duo, Dylan played Zack. Dylan still acts, but he’s also a brewmaster, and is the owner of All-Wise Meadery. Impressive.


Cole Sprouse from The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

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Cole, of course, was the second half of the iconic duo, and is known for his role as Cody Martin. You can catch him on Riverdale, where he plays everyone’s favourite emo, Jughead.


Raviv “Ricky” Ullman from Phil of the Future

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Raviv was our futuristic favourite Phil, and he also starred in Pixel Perfect. Nowadays, Raviv is still acting, and he’s also in a band called Reputante.


Emily Osment from Hannah Montana

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Emily played Hannah’s best friend Lilly, and you might also recognise her from Spy Kids, where she played the evil Gerti Giggles. Emily is still acting, and has a role in Tea Time with Mr. Patterson, which is set to be released soon.


Shia LeBeouf from Even Stevens

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Shia played Louis, the most mischievous Stevens sibling. You’ve probably seen Shia in some of Sia’s music videos, as well as his own viral videos.


Adrienne Bailon from Cheetah Girls

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You’ll definitely remember Adrienne from the Cheetah Girls, where she played the soulful Chanel. Adrienne’s gone on to share her voice with the world — she released a Spanish-language Christmas album last year, and she’s also a panelist on a talk show.


Michael Steger from Cheetah Girls

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You probably recognise Michael from 90210, but before he was Navid, he was Chanel’s boyfriend Vikram. Michael’s still acting, and he’s also dipped his toe in producing.


David Henrie from Wizards of Waverly Place

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David played Justin, the oldest Russo sibling, and everyone’s favourite nerd. Nowadays, David’s a producer, director, and screenwriter; and he’s also set to play a young Ronald Reagan in a feature film.


Kyle Massey from Cory in the House

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Kyle played Raven’s little brother, and he was so popular that he got his own spin off. Kyle’s still acting, but these days he’s more focused on his career as a rapper.


Taylor Lautner from The Adventures of
Sharkboy and Lavagirl

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Before he was a werewolf, Taylor was Sharkboy. These days, Taylor is working in comedy, and stars in British sitcom Cuckoo.


Joe Jonas from Jonas

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Arguably everyone’s favourite Jo Bro, Joe is still making music and topping charts with his band DNCE.


Nick Jonas from Jonas

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Nick was the baby of the group, but he’s all grown up now. Like his older brother, Nick’s gone solo and is still making music.


Kevin Jonas from Jonas

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Kevin was definitely the most underrated Jonas brother. Since his Disney days, he’s gone on to have his own reality show on E!, and appeared on The Celebrity Apprentice.


Sterling Knight from Sonny with a Chance

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Sterling played Chad, the heartthrob that we all loved to hate. These days, Sterling’s still acting and singing.


Hilary Duff from Lizzie McGuire

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Hilary played Lizzie for three years, as well as starring in The Lizzie McGuire Movie, a masterpiece of its time. These days, Hilary is a designer, and has released her own eyewear collection.


Vanessa Hudgens from High School Musical

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Vanessa played the lovable science geek turned singer, Gabriella. Vanessa has swapped Disney for indie films, and she’s starring in a romcom called Dog Days, which is released this year.


Corbin Bleu from High School Musical

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Corbin played Chad, the basketball captain with the great hair. These days, Corbin’s got less hair, but he’s still acting — he’s set to star in the Netflix drama Ride Rodeo in 2019.


Chris Warren Jr. from High School Musical

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Chris played our favourite baker, Zeke. He starred in all three High School Musical movies, and he’s since made lots of TV guest appearances.


And finally, Zac Efron From High School Musical

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Zac was basically the poster boy for Disney in the noughties. He played Troy, the iconic singing basket baller. Zac’s still acting, and he hasn’t given up on singing either — he starred in The Greatest Showman in 2017.

We Asked Ewan McGregor 38 Very Important Rapid-Fire Questions

Ewan McGregor has done it all. Since shooting to fame in 1996 with his role as Renton in Trainspotting, he’s done musicals with Moulin Rouge, tackled two different roles in FX’s Fargo (which earned him a Golden Globe in January this year), and, of course, played a younger version of the beloved Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequels. Now he’s taking on another beloved character opposite Winnie the Pooh in Disney’s Christopher Robin — but this time, Christopher’s all grown up.

McGregor’s one of the most well-known actors of his generation, so when we got the chance to chat with him while he was promoting Christopher Robin in London recently, we got him to spill some secrets you might ~not~ know…

1. Tea or coffee?

Ewan McGregor: Coffee.

2. How do you take it?

EM: Black.

3. Puppies or kittens?

EM: Puppies.

4. What animal are you most similar to?

EM: A horse.

[People in the room start laughing.]

EM: It is the animal I’m most like! Not physically! I meant spiritually, I’m like a horse. Come on!

5. Have you ever been mistaken for another celebrity?

EM: Yes, I’ve been mistaken for Eddie Izzard. I get mistaken for Ricky Gervais.

6. Have you ever intentionally pretended to be another celebrity?

EM: No.

7. What was the most challenging part of your role as Christopher Robin?

EM: I suppose acting with a character who’s not really there. He’s real, but sometimes he won’t come out to play.

8. What was the best part?

EM: Working with Winnie the Pooh. [laughs]

9. What books do you remember loving as a child?

EM: I loved Peter Pan, and I loved this book — I keep thinking of this — I think it was the first book I read that didn’t have pictures in it. It was called Minerva, and it was about a dinosaur. It’s not a popular one, but it’s the one I remember.

10. What part of the character of Christopher Robin do you identify with most?

EM: Well, all of him. I played him, so I have to identify with all parts of him to be able to play him properly.

11. Where is your favourite place in the world?

EM: Scotland.

12. What’s one place you’ve never been to, but would love to visit?

EM: Argentina.

13. What’s the weirdest possession you own?

EM: I have several sets of bagpipes.

14. What’s your favourite pizza topping?

EM: Pepperoni and anchovy.

BuzzFeed: Ooh, I was expecting you to stop at pepperoni.

EM: No, I gave you anchovy as well. It’s salt on salt, you know what I mean?

15. What advice would you give to your younger self?

EM: Cheer up.

16. And what’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

EM: Cheer up. [laughs] No, no, the best piece of advice I’ve ever been given… Well, professionally, it would be from Dennis Potter, who I worked with on my first-ever job at drama school, and it was called Lipstick on My Collar. He gave me some great advice, and it was shortly before he passed away. He said the work I had done in this series was very good, and that I should be careful not to just jump at the first job I was offered after it, but to make sure I was doing good work and that I was choosing wisely.

17. What’s the craziest fan encounter you’ve ever had?

EM: They’re not usually crazy – I kind of enjoy people coming up and saying hello. It’s just a shame, now these days all fan encounters tend to be is “Can I have a selfie?” And that’s it. I always think it’d be much better to have a chat. I always think if you see someone you like or admire, or respect something about what they do as a profession, it’d be quite interesting to talk to them.

18. Have you ever freaked out about meeting a celebrity?

EM: Yes, I’ve found with some of my heroes that I’ve met. Billy Connolly was a big, big hero of mine growing up, and I met Billy Connolly and I found that it took me ages to get over the… I just asked him for a selfie. [laughs]

19. Who’s one actor you’d love to work with, but haven’t yet?

EM: Well, I think everyone would love to work with De Niro. I’ve never worked with him, and I’d love to.

20. What’s your signature dance move?

EM: I like the old… In the ‘80s, we had this sort of, step and kick.

We’ll nickname it the McGregor.

EM: The McGregor, that’s right.

21. What’s the most challenging role you’ve ever played?

EM: I don’t find acting very challenging – I find that it’s exciting and interesting, so when I’m working, I don’t work from a place of, “I can’t do this!” I mean, there’s some technical things that are challenging, and physical things. The sword fights in Star Wars were very physically challenging and difficult to learn and remember, and required months of practice leading up to those films.

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22. What’s the most fun you’ve ever had playing a role?

EM: I really liked playing in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen with Emily Blunt. That was fun, because she’s so hilarious to work with and she’s so lovely and funny. I really enjoyed that role. The other one would be Fargo. I was in the last season of Fargo, and I played two brothers, and that was really fun. What a brilliant bunch of actors to work with.

23. If you could use one of your past characters’ quotes as a life motto, what would it be?

EM: “Choose life.” It’d have to be that one.

24. What’s your pet peeve?

EM: People asking for a selfie. [laughs] I’m really laying myself bare to just be baited with selfies for the rest of my life.

25. What’s the one thing you’re most afraid of?

EM: Sharks. Although I love them very much, and I think we should stop killing them. We kill millions of sharks a year, just for shark fin soup and stuff. We’re destroying the ecosystem of the sea, and if it was dolphins, we’d be up in arms, but it’s sharks, so nobody really cares because we’re scared of them. I think they should be saved and looked after, but at the same time when I’m swimming in the sea I’m scared of them.

26. Who was the last person you texted?

EM: My mum.

27. What’s your most used emoji?

EM: The love heart.

28. What’s the last song that was stuck in your head?

EM: “Master Plan” by Oasis.

29. What’s your go-to karaoke song?

EM: “Angels” by Robbie Williams.

30. What was the last movie you saw?

EM: Christopher Robin. By Disney.

31. What’s one movie that never fails to make you cry?

EM: It’s a Wonderful Life.

32. What TV show have you been watching recently?

EM: Atlanta.

33. What was the last book you read?

EM: I read this brilliant book called Exit West. It’s about immigration and refugees.

34. What job would you want to do if you weren’t an actor?

EM: I’d like to be a sculptor or a fine artist. Something that involves staying at home. I’ve spent my life travelling around and I love that, I love seeing the world, but I spend my life on the move, and I fantasise about having a job where you can just wake up in the morning and make yourself some coffee and go to your studio, which is part of your house, and create. I’d have to do something creative, because I couldn’t not.

35. What’s your proudest achievement?

EM: I think working with Unicef, and being a Unicef ambassador, is the thing I’m most proud of.

36. What’s one ambition you have yet to accomplish?

EM: I’d like to fly. I used to fly aeroplanes, and I stopped doing that because it was so complicated with the radio stuff, because I live in LA and the airspace is very busy. But I’d like to fly paragliders, and soar underneath a wing like that, silently in the wind. I think that’d be amazing.

37. What’s one thing that’s guaranteed to make you happy?

EM: Being with my kids.

38. What’s something people would be surprised to know about you?

EM: That I have a collection of bagpipes. [laughs]

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I Revisited The Wonderful World Of “Jurassic Park” For The First Time Since I Was A Kid And It Was Pretty Fucking Cool

1. This score is rather fab.

2. Ooh we’re on Isla Nublar! I definitely should have watched this before I watched Jurassic World and its sequel…things would have tied up a bit more.

3. Ooh, the iconic dino eye.

4. This lawyer seems shady AF but lol, he tripped, I laughed.

5. Ooohh Dennis is bad. Also, is he Al from Toy Story 2?

6. HI SAM NEILL. Looking pretty handsome.


8. Who’s this little shite making turkey jokes to big Alan (Sam Neill)?

9. I want Ellie’s (Laura Dern) hat btw.

10. Alan Is being VERY graphic right now about a dino killing you, this must have been pretty grim as a kid.

11. Alan is so hot though. And he also hates kids. Dream man.

12. HI RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH. I genuinely miss you.

13. Hammond (Richard Attenborough) has a Scottish accent, which I am loving. “Coosta reeeca” and “a wee testimony” are great lines.


15. That leather jacket, daddy Jeff. I need a cold shower.

16. Sorry Alan, it’s all about Dr. Malcolm (Jeff Goldbae) now.

17. The score really is triumphant, I should set it as an alarm.

18. The brachiosaurus might genuinely be my fave dinosaur. It seems like a nice, friendly sort.

19. This was ’93?? The effects are very impressive. Not to shit on the ‘90s.

20. They have a T-Rex, good idea guys. Ellie and Alan are happy but I’m already terrified. THEY’RE NOT PETS.

21. I guess that’s what a lot of this film is about though. WHY CAN’T WE LET THINGS BE??

22. Ellie’s glasses are a look.

23. I feel like Hammond’s Scottish accent has sorta disappeared though.

24. Wait is this Henry from the new films? Ok now I need to watch ALL of them ’cause I’ve clearly been missing things.

25. Henry Wu why did you have to turn out to be evil.

26. They’re all female? Bye men, you’re not needed.

27. The game warden’s shorts are very…short. Am I into beige overalls?

28. Dr. Malcolm is wary of the entire park. I am on his side tbh, stop fucking with stuff, people.

29. “Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.” Possibly gonna be the best quote of the entire film.

30. Jeff just said what they’re doing is the “rape of the natural world”. This is a very good debate, but a lot of this must have gone right over my head as a kid.

31. He brought his grandkids. Now the film is gonna be shit, isn’t it? The kids in Jurassic World were so fucking annoying.

32. Okay okay, this is it. They’re entering the park!!

33. This really must have been mindblowing when it came out. Actually, it still is, TBH.

34. I had no fucking clue that Samuel L. Jackson was in this.

35. “Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth”. Ellie is amazing.


37. Alan called the T-Rex he, but she is a she, if what Henry said was right.

38. This ill triceratops is v upsetting.



41. Okay, Dennis is in the yellow jacket, I remember this actually. I don’t think it ends too well.

42. I’m surprised, but glad, that the kids haven’t been in it too much (so far).

43. Okay the T-Rex is fucking terrifying.

44. And LOL at the lawyer ditching the kids. He’s gonna die.

45. THE TOILET SCENE. I do remember this. As Céline sang, it’s all coming back to me.

46. These kids are pretty brave, I can’t lie. And I know they won’t die, but they’re fucking going through it.



49. Bye Dennis.

50. Ellie is rocking that yellow jacket.

51. We see the Jurassic Park shop – did they sell all of this merchandise when the film was released? I hope so.

52. Lex being a hacker is so fucking cool and forward and yesss. I am sure she will need to hack something later.

53. The dinos did turn male in a female-only environment due to the frog DNA. Dr. Malcolm was bloody right.

54. Ray’s constant smoking is the most ‘90s thing.

55. “We can discuss sexism in survival situations when I get back.” YES ELLIE. YOU ARE THE BEST.

56. Oh god, Ellie is turning on the electric fence and the kid is on it.

57. AND NOW HE’S BEEN SHOCKED. This is traumatic.

58. Lol Alan just called the kid toast, cruel.

59. Yup, the green jelly is shaking, I know this well.

60. Velociraptors are here to fuck shit up.

61. And there ya go, Lex is hacking.

62. A child dinosaur genius and a child hacker, they really lucked out having these two with them.


64. I just love that Dr. Malcolm is chilling and showing off his nipples. Fair play.

65. HEY T-Rex, saving the day.

66. And everyone still looks shabby but Ellie, which makes sense. She’s heavenly.

67. WAIT, it’s based on a novel? I am a fool that had no idea.